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- From: Toby Speight <Toby.Speight@streapadair.freeserve.co.uk>
- To: "XML developers' list" <email@example.com>
- Date: 04 Feb 2000 14:06:56 +0000
Tim> Tim Bray <URL:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
0> In article <email@example.com>, Tim
Tim> At 02:27 PM 2/3/00 -0500, Hunter, David wrote:
>> <hi:element xmlns:hi="http://www.sernaferna.com">
>> <hi:element2 xmlns:hi="http://www.blah.com"/>
>> Regardless of the fact that this is probably a bad idea, is it
>> legal? MSXML doesn't complain, and neither does the XML parser
>> bundled with XT (XP?).
Tim> Yes, bad idea. Yes, legal. -T.
Bad idea? This is what enables you to paste
into your document without having to care about the namespace bindings
of the enclosing elements. Confusing to humans, perhaps, but much,
much easier for the software that reads much more of it than a human
 heavily-namespaced documents are less readable than plain XML 1.0
anyway, so I don't put too much weight on this.